CO weight taxes

Here’s a chart showing how Colorado has been converting the so-called 15-percent producer tax to a weight based tax:

Bud price Bud tax in pounds Bud tax in ounces Bud tax in grams
2014 $1,876 $281.40 $17.59 $0.62
2015 $2,007 $301.05 $18.82 $0.66
Trim price Trim tax in pounds Trim tax in ounces Trim tax in grams
2014 $296 $44.40 $2.78 $0.10
2015 $364 $54.60 $3.41 $0.12

2014 data used to create the 2015 rate comes from here:  https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/AverageMarketRate.pdf

2014 rate is explained here:  https://newrevenue.org/2014/04/09/colorados-marijuana-tax-62-cents-per-gram-of-flowers/

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Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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